Check out my new shoes! I had a half day of work yesterday and drove down to OC to meet up with my partner-in-crime Jen. She and I headed to Road Runner Sports in Laguna Hills to get our feet fitted for “proper” running shoes. Sheryl met up with us! She is cute and was a good sport in waiting with us to get all our stuff done.
Sidenote: On the ride to the store, I was so sleepy, I suggested we get our feet measured and just walk instead of run.
I’m glad we listened to Sheryl. Road Runner makes you go through a couple of tests to figure out your arch and how your foot hits the ground when you run. Pretty fancy stuff. I have a slight over pronation, mid-to-low arch, and my feet run outward. I forgot the rest. But! they write all this down for you for your files.
So our brave salesperson by the name of Colin helped us for a good 45 mins. He looked like he was 12, though I’m sure he was maybe 18. Kids these days… He fetched three different pairs of running shoes for each of us. Then a couple more again. It was like Nordstrom/REI for runners! He let us run around the store, outside the store, and on the treadmill (I passed on the treadmill). By the time I found my pair, I was sweaty and warmed up for a run. (Take that, sidenote.)
Sheryl, Jen, and I headed around the Laguna woods area and found a big hilly neighborhood to run/walk around. Fab. Sheryl showed us her fancy Garmin 305 – it’s pretty kick ass. We ran/walked 3.48 miles. Jen did an awesome job for her first day of training! I thought I did alright with a giant hill. The hill made it a different workout for me.
When we finished, I put my old running shoes back on, to give my feet a rest. I could tell the difference between the old shoes and the new shoes. Squee! We did the right thing by getting our feet fitted.
Later, we said goodbye to Sheryl, and headed to You & I Sushi and met up with Ian. Let’s just say I messed up my eating regimen last night. Just by myself, I ate multiples of: eel, salmon roe, smelt roe, halibut, yellowtail, and scallop sushi. Not to mention mussels and edamame. And when I say multiples, I mean MULTIPLES. But man, it was nice to be able to enjoy sushi with friends after a somewhat tough run/walk.